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WB039: Joletta Belton-Moving Beyond the Pain (Six years after a workplace injury)

In this episode ex-firefighter Joletta Belton talks of life six years on from her workplace injury. Hear in detail of Joletta’s injury and years of struggle in the first interview back in July 2015 (Episode 10). Based in Colorado, in this second interview Jo shares how she has moved beyond the pain by connecting with nature, living mindfully, volunteering, building a fulfilling life and strong body. Listen in and be inspired as Jo talks of her loves of photography, cooking, writing and connecting with others who face similar health challenges. An inspiring discussion with Jo who has her own blog and social media platforms. Listen in and connect with her as she shares the Wellness message. Live simply, live better and appreciate every day.
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WB031: Fibromyalgia with ‘Counting My Spoons’ Julie Ryan

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Writer and health advocate Julie Ryan

An insightful interview with Julie Ryan from countingmyspoons.com which chronicles her journey with Fibromyalgia. Julie talks about the series of events leading up to her diagnosis, the challenging time she had both physically and mentally and the positive attitude she has to life that has enabled her to move beyond the pain and live a fulfilling life. Julie shares the challenges of living with an invisible illness, how her daily life is impacted and the pain management strategies she utilises. A very personal account of an illness that is all too common. Julie discusses the dietary changes that have supported her journey, the lifestyle adjustments that go with having fibromyalgia and how she supports others through her social media. An inspiring interview that is a window into the life of those living with an invisible illness.
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WB010: Pain Management and Mindful Living with Jo Belton

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Writer and Health Blogger
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Fire Fighter

Ex Firefighter Jo Belton who is based in California, shares her journey of recovery from an injury suffered on the job. Enduring years of pain, surgery and retirement from the career she loved, this is an inspiring story of a journey of self discovery, exploration, empowerment and motivation. Jo manages her pain by focussing on her creativity, University studies and strengths. She has chosen to embrace the whole person and is now sharing her journey and story to inspire others. Jo’s Website: www.mycuppajo.com

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WB008: Scoliosis (Mindfulness, Resilience and Motivation) with Mandy Mercuri

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Mandy Mercuri: Wellness and Self Pain Management Advocate

Mandy Mercuri shares her amazing wellness journey and gives us an insight into the impact Scoliosis has on her daily life, including the challenges of pregnancy and beyond. She shares her advice and tips for managing the pain and life adjustments without pain medication as she has done for the past six years. With mindfulness, internal strength and resilience, an incredible motivation and a desire to be the best person she can be, Mandy is living a full life and contributing to the wellbeing of others locally, online and through her own podcast: Health Champions in Action. Mandy is a very positive person with a drive that has often pushed her to the limit both mentally and physically. In this very open interview she shares a brave journey where after years of challenging the pain, a stay at a Pain Management Centre was the turning point for accepting the pain which is her constant companion but now no longer something to be feared.

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WB005: Pain Management

A focus on managing physical pain with an exploration of self management techniques and how our mental and emotional resilience can influence the way we cope with pain. In this episode Carolyn reflects on her own wellness journey and how she didn’t manage her acute and chronic pain well. Pain medications were the main treatment used but now she can look back and reflect on how her health challenges have opened up a whole new world of self management techniques including mindfulness, nutrition, gentle exercise and self care. Carolyn talks about the public events coming up in National Pain Week and her experiences living with a husband and daughter who have ongoing pain management issues.

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